Welsh Fitness Awards 2023 – The Winners Are

Friday the 22nd September saw the fifth annual Welsh Fitness Awards take place. The 2023 Welsh Fitness Awards have been the most keenly contested yet.

The awards were held at the iconic Hilton Hotel in Cardiff and hosted by one of the UK’s leading sports broadcasters Ali Drew.

The Welsh Fitness Awards is delighted to announce the winners for the 2023 Welsh Fitness Awards are as follows:

Male Athlete of the Year 

  • Gavin Bilton – Winner
  • John Lovell – Silver
  • Ian Gauntlett – Bronze

Female Athlete of the Year

  • Michelle Pace – Winner
  • Naomi Handley – Silver

Coach of the Year

  • Lana Thomas-Hey – Winner
  • Huw Phillips – Silver
  • Oliver Orchard – Bronze

Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Greg James – Kratos Medical – Winner
  • David Kyle – Fitpro Lead Gen – Silver
  • Jonathan Clarke – Niche Fitness -Bronze 

Group Fitness of the Year

  • Party Central Fitness – Winners
  • Nofksdancefitness – Silver
  • Weigh with Eleri – Bronze

Gym of the Year (Multiple Facility)  

  • Snap Fitness – Bridgend – Winner
  • Simply Gym Llansamlet – Silver
  • Snap Fitness Pontyclun – Bronze 

Gym of the Year (Single Facility)  

  • Stallion Boxing Gym – Winner
  • Niche Fitness – Silver
  • DHP Food and Fitness – Bronze 

Male PT of the Year

  • Oliver Orchard – Winner
  • Mark Tregilgas – Silver
  • Huw Phillips – Bronze 

Female PT of the Year 

  • Alexandra Lewis – Winner
  • Rhian Foxhall – Silver
  • Michalina Radecka – Bronze

Trainee of the Year

  • Kimberley Ridgeway – Winner
  • Shelley O’Connor – Silver
  • Emma Gilroy – Bronze


Founder of the Welsh Fitness Awards Wesley Skene said, “2023 has been a year like no other. Every single nominee, medallist and winner has achieved something truly special. These are the people that are saving lives, contributing to the economy, and making Wales a better place to live. 2024’s awards have their work cut-out to top this year.”

The evening was also an opportunity to raise funds for our nominated charity, Dreams and Wishes. On the night a fantastic £400 was raised to help seriously ill children.